Clinical News

NCEPOD Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage Report Launch

Friday 3rd July 2015

A review of the care of patients diagnosed with a major upper or lower gastrointestinal bleed

The aim of this study was to explore remediable factors in the process of care of patients (16 and over) who were diagnosed with a major upper or lower gastrointestinal bleed.

The report will provide comment on the following:

  • The quality of assessment including risk stratification and early warning scores
  • Referral pathways: including who the patient is admitted under/transferred to
  • Delays in treatment
  • Endoscopy, CT, interventional radiology, surgery
  • Hospital resources

Venue: Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, London NW1 4LE

4 CPD credits approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom.

ACCEA 2015 - Announcement

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 12:35

Professor Martin Lombard, President-Elect BSG

The closing date for applications for BSG support will be 0900 on Monday 11th May 2015. Please understand that in fairness to all applicants, late submissions will not be considered.

The 2015 ACCEA round has just opened and closes on 17th June 2015. The BSG will need to have completed the process of selecting those applicants who will receive our support well before then.

If you wish to be considered for a national award and you would like to seek BSG support, you should submit a CVQ to Janet Bassett on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at the BSG.

When you submit your application please provide a name of a person who is willing to write your citation as we will need to have one for each application even if they are not successful in gaining support for the BSG because of the tight timeline.

The closing date for applications for BSG support will be 0900 on Monday 11th May 2015. Please understand that in fairness to all applicants, late submissions will not be considered.

ACCEA regard the citations provided by BSG in support of individuals as giving added value to the process as they may clarify information in the application and can put an individual's contribution in a wider context.

Treatment of HCV in Cirrhosis

Thursday, 09 April 2015 11:48

Professor Graham Foster - Barts and the Royal London NHS Trust

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to update you on the progress of accessing all oral antiviral therapy for patients with chronic hepatitis C. At present patients with decompensated cirrhosis are offered treatment with all oral agents as part of the Early Access Programme. This is delivered through 17 centres and the programme will continue for the foreseeable future. We hope to extend the offer of all oral antiviral therapy to all patients with cirrhosis in the very near future and, towards the end of the year, we hope to be able to offer these treatments to patients with less advanced fibrosis. We intend to deliver therapy to patients with cirrhosis and less advanced fibrosis through networks with patients managed and treated at their local centre.

As you know we had hoped to offer therapy to patients with cirrhosis in April but I am afraid that this deadline has now slipped due to the processes and committees such policies need to go through at NHSE and although we hope to be able to start patients on treatment in May there may be some further slippage and I think it would be prudent to advise patients that treatment is likely to commence in June. The CRG will continue to work with NHS England to ensure that these therapies are made available as quickly as possible.

I will continue to update physicians as more information is available and look forward to seeing many of you at the EASL meeting in Vienna.

 

IBD Registry News – April 2015

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 14:10

IBD Registry Web Tool
The IBD Registry Web Tool is just about to be released to pilot sites Liverpool and Inverness.
The tool will give clinicians who are unable to use the PMS an opportunity to participate in the Registry, while still benefitting from useful local outputs such as GP letters and patient summaries.

The system also includes the biologics audit data and can generate a biologics work list, so clinical teams will be able to enter their biologics audit data prospectively at the point of clinical contact. We anticipate the Web Tool will be available for general uptake in England in summer 2015, and the rest of the UK later in the year. To view a test version, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Consent Materials Now Available
Adult and paediatric patient information leaflets, consent forms and posters are now available, as well as a document explaining your responsibilities as participating IBD Registry centres. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Anaemia Project
Our first collaborative project looking a specific topic has recently been set up. The IBD Registry and Pharmacosmos are partnering to trial the use of a specially-adapted page of the web tool to collect data on iron-deficiency anaemia in patients with IBD.

DDF Save The Date!
Thursday 25th June 11-1 at DDF
IBD Registry chair Stuart Bloom and IBD Audit clinical lead Ian Arnott will co-chair an interactive session: IBD in the UK, Improving Patient Outcomes and Experience.
With a panel discussion chaired by the Guardian's executive editor Jonathan Freedland, the meeting will identify what needs to be done to make sure all IBD patients receive world class care regardless of where they live in the UK.
The 2015 IBD Registry data will be presented, including for the first time data from sites using not only the PMS but also the web tool and third party systems.

Get Involved
We're planning an update of the IBD Registry website later in the year. We'd love to hear your feedback on the site: what's missing? what information would you like to see?

To find out more about joining the Registry click here or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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